Thursday, March 4, 2010

The rock in the road

My darling daughter was reading a story about a king who had placed a rock in the road where his country men and women traveled. He watched and waited for someone to move the bothersome rock. It was quite large and hindered the travels of the towns people. The rock was left there for three weeks. No one tried to move it. The towns people blamed each other for not moving the rock. The king came and had his servants move the rock and beneath it lay a box containing a ring and twenty gold coins.

This, for some reason, got me thinking of my own life. Am I dodging the boulders that are placed in my path? Should I be looking for ways to remove them and find the treasures that await? My path has felt like a continuous mound of boulders. Some are immovable while others I am able to pick up and toss aside. But some of these rocks are so sharp and treacherous that I find myself asking is it worth the bumps and bruises?? I am not sure.

But what I have found is that the journey when accompanied by my family is not unpleasant. In fact, it is quite joyful.

Saturday, January 9, 2010

New Year, New Stuff

Wow, it has been almost a year since my last post. Time goes so fast. I am still busy with school and the kids. I have been working at a local department store since Thanksgiving. I really enjoy working there. My classes start on Monday. I will be in class three days a week this semester. I have been homeschooling 4 of my 5 kids this year. Which is a ton of work. We have been using K12 and it is a full load of work for all of my little people.

I got P90X for my birthday last year. I did it a few times last year but this year I have been consistently doing it every other day. It works your booty off!! I love it!! I am excited to see the results in just a short amount of time. Woo Hoo!!!